2012 Election

 
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Second GOP debate exposes foreign-policy divide

Until the Republicans can figure out a unified message for foreign policy, we can expect continued confusion and inconsistency from the debates, writes Joshua Foust.

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With Obama and Republicans set to spar over jobs, what can we learn from ‘Obamanomics?’

The jobs debate begins in earnest this week, with President Obama set to address Congress and Republicans meeting for a televised debate. But what can we learn from past efforts to spur job growth?

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Memo to Romney: Time to be bold

Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why Mitt Romney must become more like the man who defeated him last time — a teller of hard truths – if he is to win the GOP nomination.

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Jon Huntsman opens the door to ‘tax increase,’ challenges the orthodoxy of the Tea Party

In opening the door to comprehensive tax reform, the former Utah governor is casting himself as the moderate in the race, and taking on the Tea Party.

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As Democrats despair over Obama, there’s one issue left that could re-energize his base

Liberals are dissatisfied with the president’s economic approach. But there’s one issue left that could re-energize Obama’s base: gay marriage.

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Prominent Republicans distance themselves from anti-Islam rhetoric

Not all Republicans have embraced the rhetoric of the anti-Shariah movement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for example, has had a warm relationship with Muslims in his state.

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Debt ceiling agreement guarantees that Bush tax cuts will be major issue in 2012

Democrats will get another chance to re-litigate the fight over tax increases, with the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of 2012.

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Obama, Congressional leaders reach deal on debt limit, but left sees it as a victory for GOP

President Obama and congressional leaders announced a deal to raise the debt limit Sunday night, but the bill contained no new revenue and no stimulus measures, and was seen by the left as a victory for the GOP.

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Rival debt plans aren’t so far apart, but brinkmanship continues

The rival plans proposed by Boehner and Reid actually have a lot in common. But the two sides are staring each other down, waiting for the other to cave.